MP Shaun Chen announced $110,655 in federal funding for Sheet Metal Workers’ and Roofers’ union project to help apprentices

MP Shaun Chen announced $110,655 in federal funding for Sheet Metal Workers’ and Roofers’ union project to help apprentices

India BloomsNews Service | @indiablooms | 13 Mar 2018

Scarborough, Mar 13 (IBNS): Shaun Chen, Member of Parliament for Scarborough North, on behalf of Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, has announced a project that will invest in training equipment and materials to help apprentices get the skills they need to succeed.

The project is funded under the Union Training and Innovation Program (UTIP).

The Canadian government will provide over $110,655 for the construction of a Building Information Modelling classroom, delivered by Sheet Metal Workers’ and Roofers’ Union. The organization will purchase equipment that will help participants, as they develop their skills to help them get jobs in the sheet metal and roofing industries.

As a result of this project, which is being funded under Stream 1 of UTIP, apprentices and existing workers will benefit from a state-of-the-art facility as they learn new skills and enhance their knowledge of new practices in their industry.

Union-based skills training is a key element to achieving the government’s commitment to get more people working in the skilled trades while also reducing barriers for apprentices to complete their training.

“Canada’s future success depends on building an economy that is as inclusive as it is innovative. Our government is proud of this project that will help apprentices in Scarborough, and especially those who face additional barriers to participate and succeed in the skilled trades, start exciting and well-paying careers in the trades.” Hajdu said.

“I am thrilled that we were able to secure federal funding for this project, a learning centre that gives workers the skills they need to succeed. This initiative will provide mentorship and training that well equips the next generation of workers. It is especially meaningful that the union is also actively recruiting more women and building a more diverse workforce, and this new state-of-the-art facility will help them do just that” Chen said.

MP Shaun Chen announced $110,655 in federal funding for Sheet Metal Workers’ and Roofers’ union project to help apprentices

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